Bilateral oophorectomy and the risk of incident diabetes in postmenopausal women.

  title={Bilateral oophorectomy and the risk of incident diabetes in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Duke Appiah and Stephen Winters and Carlton A. Hornung},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  volume={37 3},
OBJECTIVE Ovarian hormones regulate glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity. Despite the high frequency of surgical menopause, its relationship with diabetes has not been extensively investigated. We assessed the association between hysterectomy with or without bilateral oophorectomy (BSO) status, menopausal age, and reproductive life span with incident diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Data were from a cohort of 2,597 postmenopausal women enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition… CONTINUE READING
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